Canadian acrobatic jet crashes during pandemic show

    Kamloops, British Columbia, (AP) - A Canadian acrobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood Sunday during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic.

    One crew member was killed and another seriously injured.

    The crash also set a home on fire.

    The crash left debris scattered across the neighborhood near the airport in Kamloops, 260 miles northeast of Vancouver.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was deeply saddened by the crash and the death.

    The Canadian Snowbirds are equivalent to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds or U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.

    “It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries,” The Royal Canadian Air Force said in a tweet. The air force said the surviving member does not have life-threatening injuries.

     

     

     

     

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